Monday, September 6, 2021

Ghostbusters Movie - Reviewed


Ghostbusters Movie Reviewed

We are huge fans of Saturday Night Live with the original cast. So, when the movie Ghostbusters hit the big screen in 1984 staring, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray we just couldn’t wait to see it.


Now it’s 37 years later and we still love to watch it, (really 37 years, what happened?). Over the years Ghostbusters 1 and 2 have become classic movies and are still popular today. The Ghostbuster movies created such a huge market of products. Such as action figures, video games, Legos, T-Shirts, and so much more.


Ghostbusters Movie Plot:


The movie centers on parapsychologists Peter Venkman played by Bill Murray, Raymond Stantz played by Dan Aykroyd and Egon Spengler played by Harold Ramis.


After they lose their research funding from the University, they open a paranormal exterminator service called (you guessed it) “Ghostbusters”.


The movie starts with their first paranormal experience in the public library. Just prior to that is one of my favorite scenes is where Bill Murray is testing two young subjects for their ESP abilities, using mild shock treatment.

As Murray holds up cards with shapes on them, they must visualize and tell him what they see. The young man gets them all right but Murray zaps him anyway, while the young girl gets them all wrong, he smiles and tells her right, you are good at this.


They are then hired by a New York City Hotel to investigate a haunting. After causing a lot of damage to the hotel they capture their first ghost. This is where they become well known as they continue to rid the city of paranormal activity. 

After being thrown in jail by the EPA the Mayor calls upon the Ghostbusters to save the city. This is a perfect family movie, and so much fun to watch. It keeps you laughing throughout the entire movie.


Our grandson Bobby has become a huge fan of the Ghostbuster phenomenon. Bobby has watched the Ghostbusters movies over and over. Bobby also has mastered the Ghostbuster video game, and still plays it today.


We live in Jamestown New York, home to the National Comedy Center. Dan Aykroyd donated his Harley motorcycle to the Comedy Center for their grand opening on August 6, 2018. It was quite an event for all of us.

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd donates the Harley motorcycle that he drove to Saturday Night Live in New York.

Ghostbusters signed

 Knowing Bobby is such a huge fan, I told him to bring his Ghostbuster DVD and we will try to get Dan Aykroyd to sign it. And, we did just that, here is one happy kid.

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  1. Sam Monaco, you have hit upon a truly fun movie that kids today would enjoy I'm sure. I can't believe that it has been that long since its first release. Time to queue up that movie for a fun night at our house. Thanks for the review.

  2. 37 years??? Hard to believe! Ghostbusters is one of the funniest movies ever made. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve watched it. Time for another viewing!

  3. An oldie but a goodie!! Thanks for a fun review Sam.

  4. Ghostbusters DVD signed by Dan Aykroyd and personally addressed!!! How very cool is that and such a wonderful memory for both of you. I'm so glad you two got to meet him in person together.

    Ghostbusters is a family favorite for us too. We love those crazy guys (yes, I do remember that Aykroyd is a wild and crazy guy). It is hard to believe it has been 37 years since that first movie was released, but it is still a great movie. As for the original SNL, comedy was never so good before it and hasn't come close since.

    1. Dang it Sam! Now, I can't get the theme song out of my head!!! I ain't fraid of no ghosts!

  5. So great that your grandson is into the original movies! You don't hear that very often - this generation, taking to older movies. I can't believe it's been so many years since the two movies came out! Fantastic that you go his copy signed! What a treat for him!

  6. I really enjoyed Ghost busters the first time around - wow 37 years ago I cannot believe that! I also recall lots of Ghost buster fun at a fancy dress party! How great to have the DVD signed by Dan Aykroyd :) Now I feel it would be a fun film to watch again. Thank you for the reminder and recommendation.

  7. Isn't it fun to have your grandson share the same enjoyment you got from Ghostbusters. A truly fun movie for all ages. How special that Bobby got Dan Ackroyd's autograph on his copy of the movie. He'll remember that moment forever, and remember that it was his grandfather who took him to the event to meet the Ghostbuster's star.

    1. PS. Oops, didn't mean to misspell Dan Aykroyd's name. LOL.


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